I’m back! I know it has been pretty silent over here on the TTC, and I apologise for that! However, it’s not because I have been uninspired or have had nothing interesting to write about – quite the contrary actually, I just physically have not had the time or energy.
Over Christmas and New Years my parents and brother came to visit, and C and I were busy gallivanting around the country with them, exploring the Yucatan Peninsular, discovering new alleyways in Guanajuato as well as doing the usual sightseeing rounds in good ol’ Mexico City.
As you can imagine its been pretty exhausting – but so much fun having them here and I enjoyed every minute of it. I must admit that I was incredibly sad to see them leave, but such is life when you live this semi-nomadic life that we do, life is filled with jubilant reunions and tearful goodbyes.
C’s mum also came to stay with us for 10 days which was lovely. This was her first trip visiting us in Mexico City as well and it was lovely to be able to spend some quality time with her. While she was here, the three of us went to see the Ballet Folklorico at the Palacio Bellas Artes – which was breath taking! I couldn’t think of a better post to kick off 2012 with (albeit slightly late…)
For those of you living in D.F but have not yet been – buy your tickets now, you will love it. And for those of you planning on visiting D.F soon make sure you include it into your itinerary – it is an absolutely thrilling performance of traditional Mexican dance. The colours are amazing, the choreography fantastic and the atmosphere electric.
One word of advise though – don’t scrimp on the tickets!! We have been twice, the first time we bought cheap tickets and were seated way at the back on the third floor. Although I enjoyed it at the time, it’s incomparable to the experience I had this time when we were in the second row to the front – you can literally feel the thud of the drums in your bones and the wind on your face as the dancers twirl past you.
If you are interested in going, you can buy the ticket online at Ticket Master, or at your closest Ticket Master booth, which tends to be situated in any of the big malls – but first to whet your appetite, here are some absolutely fabulous photos that my very talented Peruvian took. Enjoy!